This tea is absolutely sublime. It's fruity, sweet, and perfectly balanced. I steep this differently than the directions on the tin- I use water at 160 rather than boiling, since boiling water can scald the tea and make it bitter. I steeped it with two teaspoons per cup for seven minutes- no bitterness, nothing but fruity and floral sweetness.
I was looking for a white tea from Harney and went with the number of stars and tried Mutan White. It is ok. For me the smell and taste are quite grassy. That being said, I don't want to waste it, so I will finish the tin of sachets and will try a different white tea.
Better than most anything else you'll get in bags, but still one step below loose leaf outside of sachets; for one, several of the leaves are broken/crumbled, two, even with the pyramid shape, the leaves can't fully float around and release their full flavor, and 3 the floral and fruity flavor isn't quite at the same level as some other mudan/mutan whites I've had. That said, the price is great and the sachet convenience is too, if you don't want to bring around a brewing filter with you. I will finish the tin, then invest in some high-quality loose white. If you want a decent introduction to whites with the convenience of a tea bag, this is it. A slightly buttery tea, smells vaguely of nuts and caramels, mild floral/fruit...no grassiness, mild sweetness and only a hint of astringency.
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